Is Ezoic Worth It? (Vs. Mediavine Ads) - Need Your Feedback!

Last Update: December 03, 2018

Hi guys,

So this just happened...

I was reached out by someone who works in Ezoic ads company.

Apparently he came across my info posts published on my Amazon niche site and that's how he found me.

(Do they always personally contact webmasters/bloggers?)

His email:

"My name is Kevin and I'm writing to let you know about Ezoic - a Google Certified Publishing Partner.

We've developed a machine learning platform that learns which ad sizes and locations work best for each of your users to increase ad revenue (typical lift is 50-200%) while improving engagement.

I'd love to connect; what's the best way to schedule some time to chat, or would you prefer some info via email?"

Now...


Ezoic vs. Mediavine Ads


Should I proceed with it?

Truth is:

I was waiting for my site to hit 25K/month so I can join Mediavine (heard good things about it from top Wealthy Affiliates).

Right now, I'm a bit under 10K/month.

I found out that Ezoic requires minimum 10K visitors to be able to join their program.

I mean I was actually approached by Ezoic representative (for whatever reason).

So...

Should I take advantage of that or wait until I reach 25K to join Mediavine?

Is it an easy process? (Never done ANY ads, not even Adsense).

Also, a forum response regarding site load time:

"The second issue was downtime and site speed. Because your traffic is re-directed to the ezoic nameservers there is an inherent delay to site load time."

I'm already seeing site speed slowing down (don't know if it's the hosting or other factors), and last things I want is my rankings to drop because of this.

I have know idea what to do here...

Of course, I want to make extra cash with a hands-off ads system but I kind of made up my mind about Mediavine.

But the thing is that it'll take me more time before I can join Mediavine.


What Are Your Thoughts?


Looking to hear about your experience here:

  • Do you have experience with ads?
  • Do you think I should proceed with Ezoic before Mediavine?
  • How much money were you able to make per 1000 visitors with Ezoic?
  • Also, will Ezoic decrease my site speed???

Please share your thoughts in the comments!

- Zarina

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jvranjes Premium
I have a bit of experience with ads so here are my thoughts that you might consider. One phrase from Mediavine about their approval procedure "... you have to be in good standing with Google Adsense..."

They work together but Mediavine is far better. So go for Adsense AutoAds before you get the limit of traffic for Mediavine. This is very easy, you will not earn much with the present traffic, say a few $ per day, but this is still something, and you will get a feeling of how it works and you might be looked upon favorably when you apply for Mediavine. Their procedure is very long in any case, can take up to two months.

With Ezoic you would earn just a bit more than with AutoAds but the difference is not significant. They are surely legit but remember they have an affiliate program so do not trust reviews which you see around.

With Mediavine I have days with a 3-digits income per day (from two sites). If you get to thousands of visitors per day, this becomes a full-time income. Note that Mediavine has no affiliate program, and this is on purpose, they have integrity and this is what I appreciate with them.

Ezoic approached you because this is what they usually do. But it is not Ezoic vs. Mediavine, they are at different levels.
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Zarina Premium
Thank you SO much for sharing your experience, Jovo! Very helpful tips indeed.

I didn't "versus" as in which one is better but more whether I should go with Ezoic before I can join MV. The title is probably misleading, apologies.

For some reason I didn't want to do Adsense, for some reason. Do I need to place ads myself or will they will take care of it for me? (Position etc).

Also what does "good standing with Adsense" mean exactly? Being with them for a while? Making money?
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jvranjes Premium
No need to apologize.

Not sure what they mean by 'good standing' but I think they mean that you were correct in using Adsense, no false clicks, never banned by them and such things.

I have used all types of ads by Adsense, forgot details a bit but as I remember, for AutoAds you will just put a piece of code in Header or Footer. If the theme does not have such options you will use a plugin, I am still using it in one site, Head and Footer Scripts Inserter plugin, but there are probably more of them. You will have some options to choose about positions.
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jvranjes Premium
Wrong info, just checked, I am using AdInserter plugin for AutoAds. There was some issue with the other plugin I mentioned, so I switched at some point.
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Zarina Premium
I see! Thanks for clarifying this bit of info. I will think about it and perhaps will go for Adsense before applying to MV. As for Ezoic, so far I'm leaning against joining them.
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GauravGaur Premium
Hi,
As I am new to the system and in the learning stage, the bottom line understood by me is - this is one more way to earn money, which I have never come across.

Maybe I should concentrate more on the training. Thanks for the information through discussion.

Warm Regards,
Gaurav Gaur
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jvranjes Premium
Yes this is a passive income and I know somebody here who generates over $5000/month by Mediavine alone. So you do not have to sell anything, this is enough for a full-time income. But to get to such numbers with ads you have to have over 100000 sessions per month, this is a huge traffic and it implies hundreds of posts.
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JeannineC Premium
I know the folks at Mediavine personally. Good people, top quality product. I'd wait. Ezoic has countless recruiters like this. Mediavine gets the better gigs (merchants) for sure.
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Zarina Premium
That's exactly what Steve from ITT (my referrer) told me. Appreciate your input!

I wonder how long it'll take me to get to 25K if I'm now getting close to 10K...
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JeannineC Premium
Keeping working hard at it, and you may be pleasantly surprised!
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Zarina Premium
Haha good point :)
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1signbanner Premium
Zarina, never heard of Ezoic. I smell a stink. IMHO.

Goodluck!

frank
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Zarina Premium
Haha Ezoic is pretty well known among bloggers (at least I heard about it from multiple WA members). But then I heard MV is a lot better.
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1signbanner Premium
Good so it appears safe! Merry Christmas and be safe over the holidays. I'm sure crazy drivers are around every country including yours, just watch out for them!

Take care!

Frank =)
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Zarina Premium
Haha. Thank you Frank :)
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AlanBenney Premium
personally, I would not sounds like a sales thing
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Zarina Premium
I thought so too but it wasn't pushy or anything, besidesI've heard of Ezoic before.
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Vickic3 Premium
Not sure on this Zarina
Just make sure its not a shiny object :)
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Zarina Premium
I've heard of this ads platform before, I just didn't bother because I wanted to hold out for Mediavine.
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Vickic3 Premium
maybe you do both :)
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Zarina Premium
My referrer (Super WA) suggested I hold out for MV. I hope more Wealthy Affiliates can leave their experience, so I can make a decision.
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